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Pills

Stuff you should know about pill addiction.

Popping Pills: Prescription Drug Abuse Infographic
2 years ago

Popping Pills: Prescription Drug Abuse Infographic

The misuse and abuse of prescription medications in the United States is on the rise. For a country with just 5% of the world’s population, we consume our share of …
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Your Brain on MDMA
2 years ago

Your Brain on MDMA

MDMA is a popular party drug also known as Molly or Ecstasy that affects the brain by increasing the activity of at least three neurotransmitters (the chemical messengers of brain cells): …
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Drug Addiction and Startup Culture
2 years ago

Drug Addiction and Startup Culture

By  • Opiates, Pills, Tech

Experts on addiction aver that the deadly cocktail of a sudden influx of money, the intense competition in the high-tech field and the subsequent harsh deadlines, and the burgeoning black …
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Depression Overload
2 years ago

Depression Overload

Over the past two decades, the use of antidepressants has skyrocketed. One in 10 Americans now takes an antidepressant medication; among women in their 40s and 50s, the figure is …
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ELVIS: The Last 24 Hours
2 years ago

ELVIS: The Last 24 Hours

By  • Music, People, Pills

Elvis Presley did so many drugs, the American Pharmaceutical Association should put a plaque on his grave. And thanks to Lenny and John Lennon biographer Albert Goldman’s tiny tome on …
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A Rising Tide of Substance Abuse
2 years ago

A Rising Tide of Substance Abuse

By  • Alcohol, Pills

Alcohol abuse seems to be the most common form of substance abuse in the elderly and is on the rise among this age group. According to Dr. Richard A. Friedman’s …
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Johnny Cash on Death, Drugs & Recovery
2 years ago

Johnny Cash on Death, Drugs & Recovery

This Johnny Cash lost interview says a lot about death and drugs. The interview, from 1996 when Cash was 64 years old, is the subject of a recent Blank on …
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Over-Medicated America: A Drugs in America Infographic
2 years ago

Over-Medicated America: A Drugs in America Infographic

American is a nation of pill poppers. Nearly 13 prescriptions were prescribed per man, woman, and child last year.

We’re one of only two countries in the world which allows direct-to-consumer …
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The Worst Drug Epidemic in History
3 years ago

The Worst Drug Epidemic in History

Fatal overdoses have reached epidemic levels, exceeding those from heroin and cocaine combined. According to the Center for Disease Control, this is the worst drug epidemic in history.

Prescriptions …
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From Homeless to Magna Cum Laude
3 years ago

From Homeless to Magna Cum Laude

 

by DANEY HILL, from NPR:

I was fighting a rat for the remnants of a corn dog I’d salvaged from the trash. That’s when I realized I’d crossed the final line …
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